Aaron Rodgers leaves NFL fans stunned ahead of Jets vs Giants as injured QB is seen dropping back and throwing the ball – less than TWO MONTHS after tearing his Achilles
- Aaron Rodgers is in rehab after tearing his Achilles tendon against the Bills on September 11
- Images of his progress were greeted with disbelief by some fans on social media
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Aaron Rodgers left NFL fans stunned Sunday after he relapsed and threw the football at MetLife Stadium — less than two months after tearing his Achilles tendon.
The quarterback is expected to miss the entire 2023 season after suffering a nasty injury in his Jets debut on September 11.
But Sunday brought the clearest sign yet that Rodgers could defy doctors’ expectations. The 39-year-old was seen straining his Achilles tendon as he threw the ball onto the pitch before kick-off.
The images were greeted with disbelief by some supporters on social media. “This is crazy how he moves,” one person wrote.
Another fan compared Rodgers to superheroes, writing, “Just like Wolverine or Superman – he’s both something different to do this so quickly.”
Aaron Rodgers was seen dropping back and throwing the football at MetLife Stadium
“This guy’s relationship with science is wild,” Pat McAfee said in response to the footage
Former NFL player turned analyst Pat McAfee was also shocked by what he saw. Rodgers appears every week on the Pat McAfee show, and on Sunday the former Colts punter wrote, “This guy’s relationship with science is wild.”
The 39-year-old still has a long way to go before he returns to full fitness after rupturing his Achilles tendon against the Bills last month.
Earlier on Sunday, Rodgers was again seen walking without crutches, but the quarterback was still limping slightly as he walked into the Jets’ locker room.
He has made no secret of his goal of returning to the NFL before the end of the season, but just a few days ago Rodgers admitted he had endured a “tough week of rehab.”
The 39-year-old still has a long way to go before he is fully fit for the Jets again
“It was a tough rehab week with some smaller gains, and the last week was tougher,” Rodgers said. ‘I don’t limp yet.
‘I don’t have the strength in my calf yet to be able to walk with a limp. I’m competitive, I want to walk without limping, so there’s some frustration in that.”
He added: ‘This is definitely a tough rehab because there are so many little muscles you have to wake up. Not just the calf muscles and foot muscles. Everything must work as a unit.
‘You have to be careful if you limp too much. The goal is not to load the Achilles tendon, the goal is to load the Achilles tendon.”
Without Rodgers, the Jets enter Sunday’s game with a 3-3 record. The Giants, meanwhile, need a win after losing five of their first seven games.